After appearing in the FCC, Bluetooth SIG, and UL LLC certification in Canada, Surface Duo recently reappeared at Japanese regulators, suggesting that the first markets for the machine may not be limited to the U.S. and Canada. The certification by Japanese regulators suggests the dual-screen phone could be available in Japan in the coming weeks or months.
It is important to note that the Japanese-certified Surface Duo device model is 1930, which is the same as the previously certified device model on the FCC, Bluetooth SIG, AND UL LLC. In addition, it is reported that the device may also be launched in the United Kingdom, Australia and other regions.
Surface Duo supports Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi and 3G/4G connectivity, according to certification documents from Japanese regulators. However, the document does not mention whether NFC support sits. According to reports, Surface Duo is powered by a SnapDragon 855 processor instead of the newer SnapSnapdragon 865, and it won’t support 5G networks.